Cost of living newspaper articles from the early 1900s

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27 June 2016

A selection of newspapers articles in relation to costs of housekeeping & living

The following newspaper articles were sourced from the National Library of Australia's Australia Trove: Digitised newspapers and more.

1901

The Butcher's Bill—The Argus, Thursday, 18 April 1901 (PDF)

1902

Cost of Living in the Early Days—The Advertiser, Saturday, 11 October 1902 (PDF)

1903

A Great Tally: Mr Coghlan's Latest Volume: What We Eat and Drink—The Argus, Thursday, 1 January 1903 (PDF)

"The Dosser"—How and Where He Lives: Through "Doss-Shops" and Restaurants—The Advertiser, Wednesday, 22 April 1903 (PDF)

Fruit and Nuts as Food—The Queenslander, Saturday, 19 December 1903 (PDF)

1904

The Cost of Living: Letter to the Editor—The Argus, Monday, 11 January 1904 (PDF)

The Cost of Living: Letters to the Editor—The Argus, Tuesday, 12 January 1904 (PDF)

The Cost of Living: Prices of Food Supplies, Meat, Bread and Butter—The Argus, Thursday, 14 January 1904 (PDF)

Position of the State: Cost of Living: VI—The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday, 20 September 1904 (PDF)

1905

Victorian Labour Colony—The Mercury, Saturday, 4 February 1905 (PDF)

The Simple Life: How to Live on Five Shillings a week—The Mercury, Tuesday, 28 November 1905 (PDF)

1907

The Cost of Living—The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday, 25 February 1907 (PDF)

The Cost of Living—The Mercury, Tuesday, 13 August 1907 (PDF)

The Cost of Living: Interesting Evidence: Bakers' Appeal Case—The Argus, Wednesday, 28 August 1907 (PDF)

The Cost of Living—The Advertiser, Monday, 2 September 1907 (PDF)

The Cost of Living: Letters to the Editor—The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday, 22 October 1907 (PDF)

Sunshine Harvester Case: The Cost of Living—The Advertiser, Wednesday, 23 October 1907 (PDF)

The Cost of Living: Letters to the Editor—The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday, 26 October 1907 (PDF)

The Cost of Living: Albury—The Argus, Thursday, 31 October 1907 (PDF)

The Cost of Living at Clifton—The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday, 29 November 1907 (PDF)

1908

Making Ends Meet: Stuggle with High Prices, Housekeepers' Problems—The Argus, Wednesday, 1 April 1908 (PDF)

A Living Wage: Fixed at 7/. —The Advertiser, Monday, 14 December 1908 (PDF)

Cost of Living —The Advertiser, Thursday, 24 December 1908 (PDF)

The Cost of Living: Letters to the Editor—The Advertiser, Wednesday, 30 December 1908 (PDF)

1909

The Cost of Living: Letters to the Editor—The Advertiser, Saturday, 17 April 1909 (PDF)

Cost of Living—The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday, 27 April 1909 (PDF)

The Cost of Living: Increased Price of Foods—The Mercury, Friday, 7 May 1909 (PDF)

Cost of Living: How Old-Age Pensioners Live—The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday, 29 September 1909 (PDF)

1913

"An Ideal Diet": Dr Arthur's List—The Advertiser, Tuesday, 21 October 1913 (PDF)

1915

Penelope's Weekly Notes—The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday, 28 April 1915
(PDF)

1916

How to Live on 6d. a Day—Camperdown Chronicle, Saturday, 8 April 1916 (PDF)

1918

Penelope's Weekly Notes: More About Sevenpenny Dinners—The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday, 12 June 1918 (PDF)